Meet the Boss

About Sarah Artis

Based in Terrace, BC, Sarah Artis has over 15 years experience working for clients and developing herself as a communications guru and writer.

Sarah’s deep love of Northern BC’s nature, people and cultures is what inspires her Sarah & Company Communications work. But her love of communications comes from her time living and travelling overseas in her late teens and 20s.

Often unable to speak the language of the country she was in, Sarah realized how important it was to pay attention to how people were interpreting her words, image and actions – and that all of these were equally important to the message she was sending, and how people engaged with her. She also learned how groups and individuals interpret and understand ideas and messages so differently, depending on their history, culture, environment, beliefs and desires. 

Keep it Simple

We are all different, therefore, communicate and understand things differently. That’s not a bad thing. Diversity is a great thing. But we need to remember our differences when we are engaging other people. You must speak ‘their language’, and you must communicate in a way they will understand. 

That’s why Sarah believes, no matter how complex an issue, your communications must be simple. And she has spent her career perfecting this skill, and helping clients get better results because of it.

Passionate & Curious

Sarah is passionate about all things communications. She loves asking questions…lots and lots of questions. She loves figuring out the unique strengths of each of her clients, and finding the right words, tools and techniques that will make their lives easier, and help them accomplish their important goals. 

She also loves teaching and empowering others.

Sarah believes good communications can improve the daily lives of average citizens. Because better communication leads to more trust and more informed choices.

Sarah Artis | Boss

Fun Facts

  • Has travelled to more than 30 countries
  • Lived in Shanghai, China and Mazatlan, Mexico
  • Favourite summer sport: mountain biking
  • Favourite winter sport: skiing/snowboarding
  • Checks out 27 books from the library at once and actually reads most of them
  • Lives with her two ‘high energy’, ‘spirited’ daughters and husband
  • Born and raised in Vancouver but could never go back to city living

Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.

Yehuda Berg
She's Legit

 

Lifelong Learner

Through a mix of online courses, workshops, conferences, research, reading and podcasts, Sarah stays up to date with trends and technology. She incorporates the new skills and knowledge she learns into her client work and passes it along through workshops and training too. Sarah monitors news in the communications industry and  the industries of her clients.

 

Published Writer

When the creative urge hits, Sarah also pitches and writes articles. She especially loves telling the stories of unique people and places, and exploring multi dimensional social issues.

In the last 15 years, Sarah’s writing has been published in a variety of national, provincial and regional newspaper and magazines including:

Read some of her articles on the Portfolio page.

 

Current & Past Volunteer Gigs
Past Jobs
  • Communications Officer @ Coast Mountain College
  • News Reporter @ Terrace Standard Newspaper (Black Press)
  • Communications & Project Coordinator @ Skeena Nass Centre for Innovation in Resource Economics
  • Instructional Designer @ UN Institute for Leadership Development
  • Program Assistant @ UBC Centre for Disease Control
  • Program Assistant @ UVic International Student Services
  • Corporate Trainer @ ALTEC Corporate Training Centres (Shanghai, China)
  • Researcher @ UBC Action Schools
  • Fitness Trainer @ YMCA Vancouver